2023 WAMAward winners revealed

The Western Australian music industry celebrated the cream of the scene last night as the 2023 WAMAward winners were revealed at Regal Theatre.

In a field of 170 nominees across 33 categories (plus the Golden WAMi), Siobhan Cotchin again topped the tally with three awards, taking out Best Country Act, Best Song Lyrics and Best Vocalist, while Joan & The Giants also notched up a trio of trophies for Best Alternative/Indie Act, Best Music Video and Best Single.

They were closely followed by two awards each for Grievous Bodily Calm, who won Best Electronic/Dance Act and Best EP; and Perth’s own Eurovision favourites, Voyager, who were awarded Best Metal/Heavy Act and Best Drummer/Percussionist.

The 2023 Golden WAMi was awarded to Mark Neal, who has for many years been a true industry all-rounder in his roles as a musician, broadcaster, artist manager, label boss and venue booker.

Also honoured were Perth indie pop/punk favourites Jebediah, who were inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame. Jebediah went on to rock the stage on this WA music night of nights, as did other special live guests smol fish, Queency, Joan & The Giants, Datura4 and Dave Hole.

Check out the full list of 2023 WAMAward Winners below:

Best Album
Presented by RAC Arena
Who Are You Hiding From by SUPEREGO

Best Alternative/Indie Act
Presented by Mojos Bar
Joan & The Giants

Best Bassist
Presented by AO Let’s Go
Zac Grafton

Best Blues/Roots Act
Presented by Freo.Social
Dan Howls

Best Brass/Strings/Woodwind
Presented by The Regal Theatre
Bridget Cleary (Saxophone)

Best Country Act
Presented by Country Music Club of Boyup Brook
Siobhan Cotchin

Best Drummer/Percussionist
Presented by Mega Music
Ash Doodkorte

Best Electronic/Dance Act
Presented by The Rechabite
Grievous Bodily Calm

Best Electronic Producer
Presented by Habitat Events

Best EP
Presented by The Bird
Cascades by Grievous Bodily Calm

Best Experimental Act
Presented by State Library of WA

Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Act
Presented by I Heart Songwriting Club
Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks

Best Global Music Act
Presented by North Metro TAFE
Grace Barbé

Best Guitarist
Presented by Lounge Backline
Steve Hensby

Best Hip-Hop/ Rap Act
Presented by APRA AMCOS
MALi Jo$e

Best Indigenous Act
Presented by Nannup Music Festival

Best Jazz Act
Presented by The Poster Girls
Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble

Best Keys/Synth Player
Presented by Fairbridge Festival
Julia Wallace

Best Live/Streamed Music Event
Presented by City of Perth
In The Pines

Best Live/Streaming Sound Engineer
Presented by WAAPA
Leah Grant

Best Live Music Venue
Presented by Moshtix
The Bird

Best Metal/Heavy Act
Presented by Sorrento Strategic Music

Best Music Video
Presented by North Metro TAFE
Cool Kid by Joan & the Giants

Best Pop Act
Presented by ECU

Best Punk/Hardcore Act
Presented by Badlands Bar
Last Quokka

Best RnB/Funk/Soul Act
Presented by Entour Production Group
Adrian Dzvuke

Best Regional Act
Presented by Lotterywest
Grand Casual

Best Rock Act
Presented by Milk Bar
Noah Dillon

Best Single
Presented by Rosemount Hotel
Cool Kid by Joan & the Giants

Best Song Lyrics (Grant Samuels Bequest)
If God is A Man by Siobhan Cotchin

Best Studio Engineer/Producer
Presented by SAE Creative Media Institute
Sam Ford (Tone City)

Best Vocalist
Presented by Lyric’s Underground
Siobhan Cotchin

Label of the Year
Presented by Pilerats
Tone City Records

2023 Golden WAMi
Presented by WAM
Mark Neal

The 2023 WAMAwards were announced at Regal Theatre on Thursday, November 16, 2023. For more info head to